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Psychologist Counseling Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Nashville, Tennessee
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Date Posted April 01, 2018
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:


Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.


Click Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery


Department/Unit Summary


The Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC) is a large, well utilized multidisciplinary counseling center, with a staff of approximately 30 full and part-time mental health professionals. Our staff is active and consists of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurse-practitioners. In addition to psychology interns, graduate level practicum students from a variety of mental health disciplines train at the center, as do psychiatry residents. Working in this multidisciplinary setting provides interns with opportunities to cultivate and sharpen clinical consultation skills with a variety of mental health professionals. The overall depth and breadth of training experiences offered make the PCC an excellent fit for those seeking a career in a variety of outpatient settings.


Your Role: 


This role will provide psychological evaluation, both acute and routine, and psychotherapy services to Vanderbilt students; supervises the diagnostic, therapeutic, and professional activities of graduate students; and consults with campus agencies.
We are looking for a team player that will be primarily responsible for designing patient education tools for patients and their families.  This position is also an integral part in planning the annual memorial service for Children’s Hospital.   This position supports the entire work of the Family Resource Center and will interact with patients and families on a daily basis.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  1. Performs individual and group counseling and psychotherapy using a variety of treatment modalities to assist clients.

  2. Develops treatment plans consistent with short-term model approaches.

  3. Be an active member of the PCC interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals, participating fully in clinical team meetings, case conference, case consultation, and in-service/professional development training activities.

  4. Administers assessment tools to review therapeutic progress.

  5. Provides crisis care counseling/triage coverage for emergencies.

  6. Provides after hour on-call coverage in rotation with other staff throughout the year.

  7. Supervises Doctoral Interns, Post-doctoral fellows and practicum students in diagnostics, psychotherapy, QI scholarly projects.

  8. Prepares diagnostic and status reports on clients.


Position Qualifications



  1.  A PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.

  2. Licensed as a psychologist in Tennessee with HSP designation or current licensure in another state, with the ability to obtain licensure in TN within 6 months of start date.

  3. Experience in providing evidence-based treatments.

  4. Experience supervising graduate students.




  1. At least three years of post-doctoral clinical experience.

  2. Training and experience with dialectical behavior therapy.

  3. Experience and extensive training in diversity/multicultural competency.

  4. Experience in delivering mental health presentations and consultation skills.

  5. Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team.

  6. Experience in a university counseling center or similar setting.


VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:


  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


Download the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Facts 2016-2017 to learn more about our services and facilities.



Basic Qualifications

Doctorate/PhD (or equivalent experience) in Psychology and < 1 year relevant experience 

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):


  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.


  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

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